Attorney General's Summary of The Delaware Landlord Tenant Code

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This DE law summary is provided by the Consumer Protection Unit of the Attorney General's Office and is required with every new lease.

Document Last Modified: 10/5/2018

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Don’t let the tiny size of the state dissuade you from being a landlord in Delaware. It may be small, but it offers many amenities, including some of the most beautiful beach communities. Can you say, “summer rentals”?

Conducting business as a landlord in the great state of Delaware, one must become innately familiar with the landlord-tenant laws, plus all the in and outs of renting your apartment, house or beach property.

The Delaware Attorney General’s office provides a summary of the landlord-tenant code, available to everyone. ezLandlordforms’ offers it as part of the Delaware Residential Lease Package to fulfill the Delaware requirement to do so. Every renter MUST be provided this summary at the beginning of the tenancy.

This summary is official and updated directly by the Attorney General’s Office. However, it IS only a summary. The complete code that covers all of the landlord tenant laws contained in Chapter 25 §5101 through 5718 is available through the Attorney General’s office just for the asking. One copy is permitted per person for free. Contact the Legislative Council at 800-282-8545.

Not only is it is required document but the Delaware Summary of Residential Landlord Tenant Code provides very useful information for both landlord and tenant. It is important to get familiar with the dos and don’ts of being a landlord or a tenant, and what the state requires of you. This twelve page summary is full of information regarding written leases, the responsibility of the tenant and much more. What is a landlord’s responsibility for repairs? This informative pamphlet has that info! There is even information regarding evictions. Additionally, it covers the various terms, definitions, and expectancies involved in the business of renting out property.

Not only is it a required to provide this to your tenants, but it is useful for every landlord to read as well.